Business

9:57pm

Mon December 8, 2014
Business

Teaching sustainable business to young farmers

Young Farmers Conference 'Welcome'
Jenna Flanagan Innovation Trail

First time farmers gather at the Stone Barns Center, a teaching farm in rural Westchester County for the Young Farmers Convention. The 3-day conference provides supportive classes and networking opportunities to new businesses in agriculture.

The Stone Barns Center helps young farmers build the foundation they need to for successful, sustainable farms.

“For me one of the things I get from coming to the young farmers conference is the chance to talk to really experienced farmers about more in-depth topics.”

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1:12pm

Fri November 14, 2014
Business

Paying for infrastructure by selling resources: New York NOW

Flickr/New York Now

This is Cooper Lake. One of the largest bodies of water in the Catskill Mountains holding over a billion gallons and serving as the main source of drinking water for the nearby city of Kingston and some of the surrounding communities. Recently the lake has drawn attention from the California based Niagara bottling which would like to tap into this natural resource so they can package and sell the water all over the country.

Water Department Superintendent Judith Hansen explains the central question facing the Kingston’s Water Board.

Story begins at 16:11

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10:19am

Fri November 7, 2014
Casinos

Impact report says proposed Seneca County casino will cannibalize other regional gaming sites

Originally published on Fri November 7, 2014 7:32 am

Members of Casino Free Tyre say they want to shed light on the possible issues a new casino will bring to the community. (file photo)
Matt Martin WSKG

When Gov. Andrew Cuomo pitched his idea of opening up to four casinos in New York state, his goal was to create jobs in upstate New York. But a proposed Seneca County casino is ruffling feathers about 70 miles away in Oneida County.

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3:33pm

Thu October 16, 2014
Business

43North unveils 11 finalists, two from WNY

Originally published on Thu October 16, 2014 1:40 pm

43North officials announce 11 finalists.

Eleven finalists were announced in the 43North business plan competition Thursday. The contestants are competing for $5 million in cash prizes, including a top award of $1 million dollars. Each of the competitor is guaranteed to receive a cash prize of at least $250,000.

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5:15pm

Mon September 29, 2014
American Made

Rochester Focuses On A New Picture Of American Manufacturing

Originally published on Mon September 29, 2014 7:17 am

Tom Worden works on a fixed-abrasive grinding table at Exelis Inc. in Rochester, N.Y. Exelis is an aerospace and defense company, and employs numerous former Kodak workers in its facility.
Mike Bradley for NPR

Rochester, N.Y., was once the imaging capital of the world, home to Kodak, Xerox and the eye care company, Bausch + Lomb.

Led by these companies, the manufacturing sector once employed 60 percent of Rochester's workforce. Now, that's less than 10 percent. And so, like many cities in this country, Rochester is trying to build something new from its manufacturing heritage.

If you want to understand the story of Rochester, says historian Carolyn Vacca, you need to come to High Falls, where from a bridge visitors see a waterfall and a panoramic view of downtown.

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